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Funeral Of Philip Bausch, Sr., Held Here

Funeral services were held at St. John's Lutheran church in Atkinson last Friday afternoon for Philip Bausch, Sr., who died at Atalissa, la., Sept. 17 at the age of 99 years. The service was conducted by the local pastor, Rev. Wm. G. Vahle, and the following account of his life was given:
“Philip Bausch was born at Baden, Germany, Oct. 31, 1830, and died; at Atalissa, la., Sept. 17, 1929, aged 98 years, 19 months and 17 v days! He was married to Margaret Diddler in 1850 and in 1867 the family came to America, settling in Illinois. From Illinois they moved to Iowa and then to eastern Nebraska.
Five children were born in Germany and eight in America. Two daughters, Margaret and Eva, died in infancy, in Iowa and one son, Adam, died there at the age of 8 years. Two sons, William at 10 years of age, and Philip at 68, died in Nebraska and are buried here. His wife who preceded him in death 21 years ago, is also buried in Atkinson.
Those left to mourn his death are Charles of O'Neill, Henry, Fred and Stephen of Phoenix, Adolph of Atalissa, la., Mrs. Kate Kirsch of Muscatine, la., Mrs. Elizabeth Wenzel of Steinauer and Mrs. Anna Evens of Atkinson Thirty grandchildren and twenty-eight great grandchildren also survive him.”



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